Killearn writer launches latest book
Aug05

Killearn writer launches latest book

KILLEARN writer Moira McPartlin launched her latest book – Wants of the Silent – in Edinburgh on 1 August. Written for young adults and set in a dystopian world of the late 21st century, Wants of the Silent is the second electrifying volume of the Sun Song trilogy. ‘We’re all responsible. The signs were there; the mounting hatred of the immigrants, the growing wealth gap, the total disregard for people’s human rights, the media. Why...

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Drymen car wash shut down
Jul06

Drymen car wash shut down

AN ILLEGAL car wash has been ordered to close by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority following a large number of complaints and concerns. The car wash was set up on land just off the A811 at Drymen Bridge that is next to the Endrick Water, a Special Area of Conservation. The operators were served with a Temporary Stop Notice by the Park Authority at 3pm on 30 June 2017, requiring that activities...

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A walk in the park: Drymen & Croftamie group
Jul01

A walk in the park: Drymen & Croftamie group

THE Drymen & Croftamie Walk in the Park group has a  number of activities scheduled through July.   Meeting at Drymen village square (outside the Winnock Hotel) on Thursdays at 10.20am throughout the month the free walks offer a fun and easy way to get fit and feel better – and are also a great way to meet new people. The health walks last around 45 minutes and the routes are mostly flat, with slight inclines and good...

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71st Buchanan flower show
Jun18

71st Buchanan flower show

INTO gardening, crafts or baking? Then it’s time to think of your entry for Buchanan Flower Show! There’s entry classes for all kinds of exhibits – vegetables, fruit, cut flowers and flower arrangements as well as rural industries including baking, housewifery and other crafts…not forgetting children’s sections. Some of the classes are only open to exhibits from Buchanan residents (Buchanan Smithy to...

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Double yellows extended to help traffic problems
May27

Double yellows extended to help traffic problems

INCREASED parking restrictions have been put in place in a bid to ease dangerous parking problems in Balmaha Visitors have been blocking pedestrians’ way by parking on the pavement and verges in the village which also causes traffic jam chaos and severely  restricts access for larger vehicle and, potentially, emergency services. The double yellow lines now extend from Woodlands to the 40-mile an hour village...

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National Park Award for Joe
May17

National Park Award for Joe

BALMAHA resident Joe Twaddle’s outstanding community service was formally recognised   last night (16 May) at a special presentation from Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs. Joe became the third winner of the Hannah Stirling National Park Award – in memory of the former Friends President who died aged 100 in November 2014 – and was presented with a quaich to mark the occasion at the Loch Lomond...

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